Peter Law chaired steering committee that developed "Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia"
BC Guidebook is outcome-oriented
The Ministry of Environment’s Peter Law is a founding member of VICT. Previously, he chaired the inter-governmental steering committee that developed Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia.
Released in 2002, the Guidebook set in motion a chain of outcomes that has resulted in British Columbia being recognized internationally as a leader in implementing a natural systems approach to rainwater management in the urban context.
At the first in the 2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Peter Law observed that: “After six years since publication of the Guidebook, one of the lessons learned is the need for a program that will ensure province-wide consistency in understanding of approaches and desired outcomes.”
“Hence, a premise underpinning the Learning Lunch Seminar Series is that this consistency is best achieved by taking a continuing education program into the places where local government practitioners work.”
Curriculum for Learning Lunch Series
The curriculum for the Learning Lunch Seminar Series is based on a number of guidance documents and/or tools, in particular the Guidebook and Beyond the Guidebook: Context for Rainwater Management and Green Infrastructure in British Columbia.
Beyond the Guidebook builds on the science-based foundation provided by Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, and incorporates lessons learned in moving from planning to action in the years since 2002.
Posted September 2009